According to 10TV, Columbus Police just confirmed they found the body of missing Ohio State University football player, Kosta Karageorge in a dumpster near the OSU campus. Sgt. Rich Weiner said Kosta died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officers discovered his body at East 6th Avenue and Courtland Avenue around 2:35 p.m. Sunday. That’s just a tenth of a mile away from Karageorge’s East 7th Avenue apartment.
He was last seen leaving his apartment on Wednesday when he went for a walk at 2:00 a.m.
His mother, Susan Karageorge, told authorities he has had several concussions and a few spells of being extremely confused, according to a police report. She said at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday he texted a message that cited the concussions and said, “I am sorry if I am an embarrassment.”
The player’s sister, Sophia Karageorge, told The Columbus Dispatch that he apparently was upset, and roommates said he went for a walk, dressed in black from his hat to his boots.
“We’re very concerned that he’s not himself and that he maybe doesn’t know what’s going on,” she told the newspaper.
Karageorge’s parents filed a missing-person’s report Wednesday night, listing him as white, 6-foot-5, 285 pounds, bearded and bald.
The team’s physician has said he cannot comment on the medical care of student athletes, but officials there are confident in their medical procedures and policies for returning athletes to participation in sports following injuries or illnesses.
The former Buckeyes wrestler joined the football team as a walk-on in August.